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National Retail Federation Seeks to ‘Close the Loop,’ Acquires Reverse Logistics Association
The National Retail Federation is acquiring the Reverse Logistics Association as it looks to bolster its circular economy expertise.
US Retail Sales Growing At Unprecedented Rates
The National Retail Federation is anticipating that retail sales will now grow between 10.5% and 13.5% to more than $4.44 trillion this year as the economy accelerates its pace of recovery.
Reducing Costs of Returns in the Omnichannel Supply Chain
The simple fact of the matter is that any customer-facing organization must support the ideology of processing returns; whether or not that process can be efficient and productive comes down to how returns are handled.
Riding the Pandemic’s Wave of Change through Retail Supply Chain Innovation
During the pandemic, stay-at-home consumers switched to online buying, and the 2020 roll call of bricks-and-mortar bankruptcies reads like a “who’s who” of retailing, however, the pandemic has also unleashed a wave of unparalleled supply chain innovation.

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Full-Scale Supply Chain Solution for Large Canadian Retailer
One of Canada’s largest retailers partnered with LEGACY Supply Chain Services to develop a full-scale, custom supply chain solution – supporting the client’s growth and enabling rapid expansion into new retail markets.

National Retail Federation on the Current State of Ecommerce Supply Chains
Jonathan Gold, Vice President, Supply Chain and Customs Policy for the National Retail Federation shares his insights and observations on how ecommerce is changing the way we approach logistics and distribution.

The Coming AI Revolution in Retail & Consumer Products
This white paper details how companies are thinking about implementing intelligent automation such as artificial intelligence in their retail businesses.

Keeping Up with the Retail Consumer
6 Supply Chain Disciplines Retailers Must Master - Developed by Adrian Gonzalez, Founder and President of Adelante SCM and LEGACY Supply Chain Services, with foreword from Rick Blasgen, President and CEO, CSCMP.

Differences between Omnichannel & Omnichannel 2.0
Unlike the original definition of Omnichannel, Omnichannel 2.0 is about bringing the entire enterprise together, not just enabling support within legacy systems for an omnichannel approach, retailers and supply chain leaders must increase proficiency across all channels, engaging with consumers and personalizing the shopping experience.

Strategic Supply Chain Considerations in the Quest to Go Omnichannel
This white paper describes how, from retailers to manufacturers, as well as every business involved in sales in between, the omnichannel supply chain is a goal to achieve.

Creating a Strategic Retail Omnichannel Experience
The winners in retail will be the ones who adopt an omnichannel strategy, and omnichannel sellers need to create an emotional connection both online and off.

Amazon Reports It Shipped More Than 1 Billion Items with Prime Service Over the Holidays
If you ordered gifts using Amazon Prime, you weren’t alone, the online retailer says it shipped more than 1 billion items for free in the United States with its Prime service during this holiday season.

Amazon Selects New York City and Northern Virginia For Its New HQ2 Locations
Amazon to invest $5 billion and create more than 50,000 jobs across the two new headquarters and announces Nashville as new Operations Center of Excellence with more than 5,000 jobs.

Important E-Commerce Logistics Trends to Watch in 2019
Mobile-friendly tech, augmented reality and virtual reality, automation, chatbots, delivery options, easy fast check-out, payment options, these are just a few of the trends shaping the e-commerce logistics landscape and the innovative ways of trading online.

Walmart Plans the Acquisition of Plus-Size Retailer ELOQUII
Walmart has announced it has acquired plus-size apparel retailer Eloquii Design Inc. for an undisclosed amount, the brand is the latest digitally native retailer that Walmart has acquired in recent years.

Ecommerce Continues to Focus on Omnichannel Supply Chain Strategies: Demands Continuous Improvement
Today, more than half of the nation’s 140 retail chains in the top 500 offer omnichannel shipping and pickup options, and 72.1 percent of retail chains offer in-store returns of merchandise purchased online.

Ecommerce Shipping Software That Protects Profit Margins and Processes Omnichannel Orders Fast
Omnichannel fulfillment enables retailers to serve their customers from any fulfillment location; warehouse, supplier, and store locations, and integrating order management, inventory management and shipping solutions are crucial to the success of your omnichannel program.

OMS Helps Deliver the Omnichannel Customer Experience
Omnichannel retail is now mainstream. Today, 92 percent of American shoppers say they regularly shop across multiple channels. Ready or not, retailers must embrace this phenomenon.

Improving the Customer Experience in the Age of Ecommerce
With e-commerce now making up a total of 17% of all retail sales in the USA, retailers need to put their focus on improving their supply chains in order to win and retain business.

Walmart Invests $16 billion in eCommerce Company Flipkart
Walmart has agreed to pay $16 billion for a roughly 77 percent stake in Indian online marketplace Flipkart, the U.S. retailer’s largest deal as it opens up another front to battle rival Amazon in one of the world’s fledgling ecommerce markets.

Walmart Ends Failed Uber Lyft Online Grocery-Delivery
Walmart's online grocery delivery partnerships with ride-hailing services Uber and Lyft have ended, according to Reuters, a potential setback for the retailer's ambitions to challenge head-on with the speedy delivery of groceries to people's homes.

Walmart Close to $12 Billion-Plus Deal for India’s Leading Ecommerce Company Flipkart
The deal, if completed, will give Walmart a substantial foothold in an emerging market of 1.3 billion people, and while the Arkansas-based company is the world’s largest retailer, it has struggled against Amazon as consumers migrate to online commerce, India is the next big potential prize after the U.S. and China.

Walmart’s Key to Unlocking its Full Online Growth Potential
According to a Credit Suisse analyst, Walmart plans to hit a 40% US online growth target by 2019, and the company may have found a way to relieve its online growth concerns, as well as get it to its targets in the next two years.

Amazon Begins Grocery Delivery from Whole Foods Market
Amazon plans to roll out two-hour delivery at Whole Foods this year to those who pay for Amazon's $99-a-year Prime membership and is the company's biggest move since it bought the organic grocer last year.

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Capacity LLC
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Flintfox develops trade and revenue management software and provides ERP consulting and implementation services. We have over 29 years of experience delivering solutions for pricing, accruals and rebates to the retail, consumer goods, manufacturing and wholesale distribution industries. To support our…
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BigCommerce is the world’s leading cloud ecommerce platform for established and rapidly-growing businesses. Combining enterprise functionality, an open architecture and app ecosystem, and market-leading performance, BigCommerce enables businesses to grow online sales with 80% less cost, time and complexity than…
Manhattan Associates
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